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Strips galore quilts – video tutorial

It’s strip time.

These 3 tutorials will show you how to make quilts using strips of fabric, either scraps or coordinated ones.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Strips galore quilts video tutorial

Origami bag tutorial

All you need to make this bag is 6 fabric squares, 3 for the outer and 3 for the lining.

Learn how to make an origami bag

The bag is approximately 19″ wide x 23″ high.

Fabric collection

The Nerida Hansen fabrics on the video are 100% GOTS certified organic cotton printed with low impact dyes. A joy to work with.

Now, until 9 September 2020 you can get a 10% discount from Haerae Organic shop.

Use link https://www.etsy.com/shop/haeraeorganic?coupon=TERESA1

Or coupon=TERESA1

Bag tutorials roundup

Check out my other bag tutorials that I’ve made over the years:

  1. Expandable tote bag
  2. Patchwork beach bag
  3. Tote bag tutorial
  4. Laptop slipcover with straps
  5. Charm pack tote bag with inside pocket tutorial
  6.  Charm squares and embroidery tote bag
  7. Spirit tote bag

All the tutorials are free.

If you make any of the bags, please upload a picture to TeresaDownUnder tote bags and my other sewing projects Flickr pool.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
How to make an origami bag video tutorial

Hidden wells with 4 strips and ombre colours – video tutorial

Hidden wells is one of my favourite quilts. This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989 for her Hidden wells quilt. It can be done with a different number of strips in different or equal widths.

This time I’ve tried playing with colour to see what I came up with.

What do you think?

Fabric collection

I made this block as Michael Miller Ambassador and used their silky Cotton Couture solids in Cherry, Clementine, Apricot and Orange  from the Michael Miller Colour wheel fat quarter bundle I received..

Check out other fabric combinations on the video.

Other hidden wells tutorials:

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Hidden wells quilt with 4 strips

Two quilting ideas: rounded corners for blocks and prairie points – video tutorial

In this tutorial you’ll learn to make a quick and easy bow tie block but also how to add a rounded corner to any block.

Sewing curves is a bit fiddly but at the same time it’s quite straight forward.

The trick to sewing curves is using lots of pins to make sure that both fabric edges remain flat while being stitched so that you don’t end up with puckering.

And also I’ll show you how to make prairie points and make a block with it.

Let’s get to it.

Pattern download

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Two quilting ideas: adding rounded corners to blocks and prairie points

Sewing a 3d hexagon quilt with jelly rolls – video tutorial

This block uses 2 1/2″ strips so it’s perfect for jelly rolls.

How to make a 3D hexagon quilt block

Learn in 2 minutes how to make a 3 D hexagon block:

What you need for 7 blocks

3 pairs of strips of fabric 2 1/2 inch x width of fabric or 42″.

Use the right fabric value to get the 3D effect. Follow this guideline:

  • Pair one: medium + dark
  • Pair two: medium + light
  • Pair three: dark + light

If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler

If you plan to cut at 60 degrees a lot you may consider investing in a 60 degree ruler.

OR

  • here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:

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2-minute video tutorial: 3D hexagon quilt block